Conchata Ferrell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Feb, 2019
Facts of Conchata Ferrell
Date of Birth: 1943 , March-28
Age: 76 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Conchata Ferrell
Nick Name Chatty
Father Luther Martin Ferrell
Mother Mescal Loraine
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Loudendale, West Virginia, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $7 million
Married Yes
Married to Arnie Anderson
Children 1
TV Show Two and a Half Men
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Primetime Emmy nominated actress Conchata Ferrell is a regular sight in sitcoms but she is most popular for her role as Berta in the worldwide hit series Two and a Half Men. Her acting as the snarky and sarcastic comedian is as famous as they come in the TV realm. The American actress is considered one of the funniest actresses on TV.

Early Life And Education Of Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell was born on March 28, 1943, in Loudendale, West Virginia, the USA under the star sign Aries. She was born to father Luther Martin Ferrell and mother Mescal Loraine. She grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, USA.

Ferrel is an American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. 

CAPTION: A photo of Conchata Ferrell. SOURCE: IMDb

Ferrell went to West Virginia University but dropped out after two years. Then she did several jobs before enrolling at Marshall University from which she graduated with a degree in history education. She performed acting for the first time on stage at Marshall University where she did a role in the second Barfenon Review, a skit comedy, and musical production.

Conchata Ferrell’s Career

Ferrell’s career began as a stage actor for the Circle Repertory Company. Then the actress worked in several TV shows before making her TV debut in 1974 with an episode of Maude. She got her first major role in 1975 in Hot l Baltimore.

In 1977, she played a role on the TV short Mixed Nuts as Nurse Cassidy. The the same year, she acted in her first TV movie The Girl Called Hatter Fox. After this, she worked in several TV shows and movies including Murder, She Wrote, Backfield in Motion, and A Peaceable Kingdom.

The following video is an interview of Ferrel on the red carpet of The 2nd Annual Carney Awards. 

She got her breakthrough role in 2003 when she was cast to play Berta in Two and a Half Men. In the first season of the series, she played a recurring role but from the second season, she was cast as one of the main roles until its last season in 2015.

For her excellent work in the series, she was nominated twice in the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. During her time on the show, she worked with world-famous stars like Charlie Sheen, Orson Bean, and Melanie Lynskey.

Meanwhile, she won 3 awards, the Drama Desk Award, the Theatre World Award, and the Obie Award for her work in The Sea Horse.

Conchata Ferrell’s Net Worth

From her over three-decades-long career in show business, Ferrell amassed a net worth of $7 million. She made a decent sum of money from her extensive hard work and dedication to her career. The actress was one of the highest paid supporting actresses on TV when she was working on Two and a Half Men.

When she was working on Two and a Half Men, she reportedly received a salary of about $150 thousand per episode as per data from 2013.

Conchata Ferrell’s Personal Life, Marriage, And Husband

As of February 2019, Ferrell is a married woman with a daughter and two stepdaughters. She got married to Arnie Anderson in 1986. Her daughter, Samantha was born in 1982. She has two stepdaughters from her husband Anderson's past relationship; her two stepdaughters were born in 1976 and 1979.

Due to her somewhat chubby appearance, she gained a lot of media attention when she lost weight. Her weight loss was the headlines for many tabloids at the time.  

There is no information regarding her past affairs and other boyfriends before she started her relationship with her current husband.

Conchata Ferrell’s Body Measurements

  • Height: Conchata Ferrel stands is 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm tall. 
  • Weight: She weighs in at 172 lbs or 78 kg.

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